It’s an end and a beginning. The end of only looking at your drama, the beginning of focusing on the drama and the betterment of other people’s lives. It’s not always easy to do since the focus on our own lives consume much of our days and nights. Yet we are all connected and there is a piece of us in everyone we meet.
If you can’t help someone else to live better, or ease their pain, then you have done a disservice to your own soul. You can, we all can touch someone else and move them to think, to change, to dream, to take action, or maybe even to save them.
For me, it’s with words. Written, spoken, sharing what I feel in my heart and what I learn. I just heard philosopher Jim Rohn throw out this line: “If you work on your gifts, they will make room for you.” I believe If you work on your gifts… they will also make room for others.
So what is your gift? What do you possess which can help others to better their own lives? It’s there, it’s in you.
Words are a good place to start, since we all use them, at least spoken, maybe not written as much – but spoken and certainly as thoughts in our minds. We all think, maybe too much. Words can make you or break you. Used wisely they can touch and move someone else.
It’s really about intensity. Words mixed with emotion, words mixed with love, words mixed with faith, words mixed with courage… that’s what’s powerful. Words have a certain effect, but words mixed with emotion have an incredible effect.
Jim Rohn describes it this way:
“If I had a little straight pin and I threw it at you and it hit you in the face or in the hand, you’d feel it – you’d feel this little straight pin. That means I got you with my words. But what if I took that little straight pin and wired it to the end of an iron bar? Then I swung it directly at you. See I could drive that pin through your heart.
The pin is the words, the iron bar is the emotions. It’s all about the emotions. Put more of you into what you say. Don’t be casual in language. Don’t be casual in words. Casualness leads to casualties on the freeway and in communication. Put more of YOU into what you say.”
Put more of you into who you are, and more of you into who you touch. Some people will be open to accepting, some will be tentative, some won’t care and some will run the other way. It doesn’t matter, if your aim and your purpose are true. If we don’t try, we don’t succeed. If we don’t try others lose, because in the end, realize it or not, they need you and what you bring to this world.
If you can touch someone and help them to move in the right direction, or feel a certain way that empowers them, then those emotions will lead them to do the same for others. That’s a recipe for a better world.
Look around outside of your own life and into the lives of others. Then touch them and help them to move.
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
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